DELAVAN — The Delavan-Darien School District will host its first-ever Summer Fun and Resource Fair for Walworth County families from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Phoenix Middle School (414 Beloit St., Delavan, Wis.).
Admission is free for attendees, who can come and learn about opportunities at area summer camps, parks and recreation programs, summer sports programs, library programs, and various other community resources that are focused on helping parents and families.
“We want this to be a community-wide event where people can come and learn about the summer activities available to kids, and where adults can learn about services available to them to help create stronger families,” said Steve Gross, Phoenix Middle School counselor and event organizer. “Kids can get signed up for programs they’re interested in so they can continue to learn, develop and have fun over the summer. And parents will be able to learn about the many community agencies that can provide help or resources in times of need.”
The district is in the process of getting vendors to sign up (see list . An updated list will be provided at: http://www.ddschools.org/funfair. Vendors and organizations can sign up for free booth space at the website.
Gross said he has reached out to the various summer camps and municipal recreation departments in the area. The school district is also working with the new Delavan-Darien Community Alliance, which is a coalition of various area community organizations and that provide services to families in need (health and human services, job services, child services, etc.). Several of those agencies may also take part in the Summer Fun and Resource Fair.
“Living in a rural area as we do, people often say ‘there is nothing to do,’ or ‘there is nobody that can help me,’” Gross said. “This fair is going to help put those myths to rest. There are plenty of opportunities out there for kids and lots of great resources for families. We want to connect our citizens to them with this totally free event. I think it’s going to be a big hit, even in its first year.”
IF YOU GO
- Summer Fun and Resource Fair
- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2016
- At Phoenix Middle School, 414 Beloit St., Delavan, Wis.
For more information contact:
- Steve Gross, school counselor
- 262-728-2642 ext. 4220
- Vendors can reserve booth space at: www.ddschools.org/funfair.